Operation H2O

Early this afternoon a group of Sergeants teamed up to provided cold bottled water and informative flyers to the homeless.  The flyers contained information to raise awareness of heat related injuries among the homeless and citizens who spend a large amount of time outdoors. Currently, there are approximately 1,098 homeless individuals living in the City of Dallas. 

With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees this summer, homeless individuals are in need of clean drinking water to avoid suffering from heat- related illnesses. This team of Sergeants traded in their ticket book for cold bottles of water to hand out to the homeless and citizens within the Downtown area. Safety is Dallas PD’s top priority and raising awareness to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke this summer is one step closer to Keeping Dallas Safe. #OperationH2O 

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Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 8/8 thru 8/15:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of August 8th to August 15th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 37 
  • 2 Arrest Criminal Trespass – 5400 N. Jim Miller Road and APOWW – 8022 Rothington Road
  • Business checks: 9

 

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 8/1 thru 8/8:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 26th to August 8th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 35 
  • 4 Arrest 7400 Samuell Boulevard – Hold for Texas Department of Criminal Justice/ 6200 Everglade- APPOW/ 2600 Hillburn – UUMV/ 2600 Hillburn – Theft and Evading Arrest
  • Pedestrian stops: 12
  • Traffic stops: 13 
  • Business checks: 28

 

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/17 thru 7/25:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 17th to July 25th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 66
  • Arrests for warrants: 2  – 1 warrant ran in the 8000 block of Chariot – 35 kilos of methamphetamine seized 
  • 1 Arrest 7700 Samuell Boulevard – Hold for Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Pedestrian stops: 18
  • Traffic stops: 20 
  • Business checks: 43

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/9 thru 7/17:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 9th to July 17th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 86
  • Arrests for warrants: 2  – 1 Hold for Grand Prairie PD and 1 Hold for Dallas Sheriffs Office 
  • Pedestrian stops: 22
  • Traffic stops: 38 
  • Business checks: 26 
  • Citations Issued: 9 

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/1 thru 7/10:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 1st to July 10th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 51
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 36
  • Business Checks
  • 7 Arrests – Assault F/V Strangulation/interference with 911; Possession of Meth;  and Public Intoxication

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/20 thru 6/27:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 20th to June 27, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 60
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 30
  • 2 Arrests (Assault F/V and Possession of Marijuana)

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/13 thru 6/19:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 13th to June 19, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 35
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 23
  • Citations issued: 49

The following is the result from a search warrant executed on Bluffcreek Avenue:

  • 2 Arrest
  • 9.3 grams of Marijuana seized
  • 15.5 grams of Cocaine Rock seized
  • 6.7 grams of Cocaine melted
  • $31,161.00 cash seized

Original Post 6/13/2018:

In order to address concerns from the community, members of the Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative by targeting specifics areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in offenses.  From June 4 through August 6, 2018, this operation will utilize various Departmental resources to prevent and deter the commission of violent offenses, with an emphasis on reducing murders, non-family violence aggravated assaults, individual and business robberies, as well as deterring narcotics activity and gang violence within the specified area below.  

For the duration of this initiative, the community will see an increased officer presence in the targeted area, with increased enforcement action when applicable.  The effectiveness of this operational plan will be measured by the resulting decrease in the number of violent offenses committed. A daily review will be used to determine the efficiency of the resources and/or need for change in tactics.  Below is the enforcement activity for the week of June 4th to June 12th.

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 68
  • Investigative and Felony Arrests: 35
  • Executed Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants: 15
  • 311 Service Calls: 40
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 29
  • Drug Complaint checks: 28
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle(s): 1

Foot Patrols were performed on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2018 7728 Great Trinity Forest
  • June 7, 2018 8003 Rothington 
  • June 8, 2018 (Assisted Code Compliance with Clean up)
  • June 9, 2018 8039 Chariot

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Central CRT & Deployment Arrest Carjacker

On June 14, 2018 at about 10:50 a.m., Deployment officers from the Central Patrol Division spotted a stolen vehicle driving in the 5000 block of Gaston Avenue. The driver of the vehicle pulled into an apartment complex and went inside.

The officer knew the vehicle had been taken in an Aggravated Robbery on June 5, 2018. The offense occurred when the victim and his son were playing catch at the baseball fields located near 1300 Drury Lane. The suspect approached the victim and his son and displayed a handgun demanding their vehicle. Fearing for their lives, the victim complied and the suspect fled the location in the stolen car. 

Central Deployment, CRT, and Patrol officers staged outside the apartment waiting for the suspect to return. A short time later, the suspect got back into the vehicle and attempted to leave. The officers performed a felony traffic stop on the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Desmond Nelson, a 19-year-old Black male, was charged with Aggravated Robbery and transported to the county jail. 

Great work by Central Deployment, Central CRT, and Central Patrol officers taking a violent felon off the streets! Thank you for working so hard and keeping Dallas safe! 

 

Keeping Dallas Safe: DPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

On March 13, 2018, the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit apprehended a suspect wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in the North Central area of Dallas. The suspect used social media to lure and sexually assault a juvenile girl.  The juvenile was reported as a runaway and was located after the offense. Fugitive Unit officers located the suspect, Xavier Jones B/M/20, and took him into custody without incident. This offense is documented on case number 049682-2018.

Job well done by the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit! Thank you for keeping Dallas safe! 

Keeping Dallas Safe: Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect Near Gas Leak Area

On March 11, 2018 at about 5:21 p.m., Dallas Police and Dallas Marshals responded to a suspicious person call in the 3500 block of Durango Street. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect removing property from one of the vacant residences in the neighborhood. Officers discovered that the suspect did not have permission to be at the residence and was stealing the victim’s property. The suspect, Jose Torres-Gonzalez L/M/30, was arrested for Burglary of a Building and transported to the county jail. This offense is documented on case number 051937-2018. 

Keeping Dallas Safe: Dallas PD and DEA Bust Drug Distribution Enterprise

The Dallas Police Department Narcotics Unit partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to get two convictions in a local methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

After a four day trial, a federal jury convicted Gilberto Gomez, 37, of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The drug trafficking conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a $1 million fine. 

Felix Cantu, 30, pled guilty earlier in March 2017 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Gomez and Cantu operated a drug distribution enterprise from Gomez’s residence in West Dallas. The Dallas Police Department and DEA conducted a four-month long investigation into Gomez and Cantu.  Officers executed a search warrant on Gomez’ residence and recovered more than $37,000 in cash and over $40,000 worth of narcotics.

Gomez had installed three-inch steel coverings on the windows of his home and had a coded-entry metal gate in the hallway leading to the master bedroom to protect the stash of drugs inside his home. The investigation revealed that Gomez would travel to California every two weeks to purchase marijuana. He would then conceal the marijuana in hidden compartments of vehicles and transport the vehicles back to Texas on open-air tractor-trailers. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is now seeking an order to forfeit the house since it was used for criminal activity.

This was an excellent job by the Dallas Police Department Narcotics Unit and the DEA working together to keep Dallas safe! 

 

Keeping Dallas Safe: Police and Citizen Work Together to Catch Burglar

On October 20, 2016 at about 1:30 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 5500 block of Spring Valley Road. A witness called for police after she observed a suspicious individual looking around outside an apartment that she knew he didn’t live in and then enter the apartment through the window. The witness continued to watch as the suspect crawled back out of the window, replaced the screen and then wiped it down. As the witness stayed on the phone with 911, she was able to give the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspect and his direction of travel. 

Responding officers were able to catch the suspect a short distance from the offense location. The suspect had a backpack containing various property that belonged to the victim. Officers were able to return all of the property back to the victim. The suspect, Deante Washington B/M/27, was arrested for Residential Burglary and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 

Thanks to the outstanding observation by this vigilant citizen and the work of the North Central Patrol officers, this burglar is off the street and the victim was able to get all of his property back. This is a great example of how the teamwork between citizens and officers keeps our city safe. Remember, if you see something, say something. 

Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of September 8 – 15

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

The violent crime rate in the city has been reduced by 19.33% since the inception of the Violent Crime Task Force.

In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of September 8 through September 15. 

Violent Crime Task Force 

  • Arrests: 26
  • Calls for Service: 281
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 4
  • Drugs Seized: 2 grams

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 9
  • Calls for Service: 71
  • Pedestrian Stops: 42
  • Locations Worked: 47
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 2

Drug House Task Force

  • Complaints Investigated: 165
  • Complaints Closed: 116
  • Felony Arrests: 5
  • Drugs Seized: 3K of illegal drugs
  • Enforcement Operations: 38

Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of Aug. 25 – Sept. 1

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

The violent crime rate in the city has been cut down from 22.26% to 9.18% since the inception of the Violent Crime Task Force.

In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of Aug 25 to Sept 1. 

Violent Crime Task Force 

  • Arrests: 19
  • Calls for Service: 160
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3
  • Drugs Seized: 6 grams
  • Guns Seized: 3

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 8
  • Calls for Service: 30
  • Pedestrian Stops: 50
  • Locations Worked: 51

Drug House Task Force

  • Complaints Investigated: 159
  • Complaints Closed: 58
  • Felony Arrests: 7
  • Drugs Seized: <1K of illegal drugs
  • Enforcement Operations: 49

Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of August 4 -11

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

The violent crime rate in the city has been cut down from 22.26% to 10.60% since the inception of the Violent Crime Task Force.

In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of July 16th to July 21st.

Violent Crime Task Force 

  • Arrests: 16
  • Calls for Service: 124
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 1
  • Drugs Seized: 15 grams
  • Guns Seized: 11

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 20
  • Calls for Service: 90
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3
  • Drugs Seized: 5.3 grams
  • Guns Seized: 1

Drug House Task Force

  • Complaints Investigated: 146
  • Complaints Closed: 66
  • Felony Arrests:10
  • Drugs Seized: <1K of illegal drugs
  • Guns Seized: 7